Brooklyn restaurant owner to end no-tipping policy
Restaurateur Andrew Tarlow, owner of Brooklyn dining spots Roman’s, Diner, and Marlow & Sons, will end his no-tipping policy on Dec. 17.
Tarlow’s original decision to forego tipping was part of the “anti-gratuity movement,” meant to close the pay gap between employees who can accept tips, like waiters, and those who can’t, like cooks, according to Eater.
In a statement, Tarlow says he had to raise the price of many dishes in order to pay employees higher hourly wages.
“It’s become impossible to ignore that removing tips has created new challenges that we are unable to solve, chiefly that prices have hit a peak that the market cannot bear,” he said.
Menu prices will go down again as part of this change, Eater reported.